Friday, February 8, 2008

A Look at Best Costume Design

The nominees are...

Across the Universe
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
La Vie en Rose
Sweeney Todd

I PREDICTED: 4/5. I had Enchanted in place of Across the Universe.
I'VE SEEN: 4/5. All but Across the Universe. Notice a pattern?

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE-If there was ever a nominee that should be happy just to be in the lineup, this is it. It's not like this is a bad candidate for the category, but the fact that it got in over the likes of more worthy candidates is a bit sad.
ATONEMENT-Don't count this out at all. Time Magazine named Keira's back-revealing green dress as the best movie costume ever. I gotta say...I know what they mean. This was a great year for this category, though. This, Sweeney Todd or Elizabeth would all be good choices.

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE-My choice for this category. No matter what you think of the film, you can't deny that the set decoration and the costumes were really quite great. That said, I doubt that the Academy will actually give an award to such a poorly received film.

LA VIE EN ROSE-I feel pretty safe in saying that this won't make it. Quite honestly, I don't see what was so fantastic about these costumes.

SWEENEY TODD-I would classify this as "good but not great" in the costume department, but this can't walk away empty-handed. It will be either here or in Art Direction...I think its real chances lie here. Costumes like Mrs. Lovett's 19th-century-England dress are the kinds that win this award.

WILL WIN: Sweeney Todd
SHOULD WIN: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

1. Sweeney Todd
2. Atonement
3. Elizabeth: The Golden Age
4. La Vie en Rose
5. Across the Universe

TOMORROW: Best Original Song

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